Sensational Smoothie with Protein!

by zesty on March 30, 2009 · 22 comments

Happy Monday to you!  I hope you had a great weekend as I can honestly say I did!  It was nice to spend some time away form the computer and be outside for a change.  The weather, believe it or not, was quite nice.  The sun was shining and the temperature made it above freezing – Whooo Hoooo!

Today I wanted to feature another breakfast smoothie item I have been having as of late which includes a great combination of flavors.

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What I have been trying to do lately is too cut down on the bad carbs throughout the day.  It would be nothing for me to eat 6-8 slices of bread per day.  Even though I usually pick whole wheat, it’s still a lot of bread.

So having a protein smoothie reduces my normal 4 slices of whole wheat bread breakfast to zero.  It is a work in progress but I’m attempting to focus on eating cleaner and cutting out such things as chocolate cake, banana walnut bread, and crispy peanut butter cookies.  But have no fear,  I will still bake!   Hopefully, however, I’ll refrain from eating the whole batch like I did with the Butterscotch blondies.  That was crazy (but so goood).

To help with the smoothies I  have been using my magic bullet – it is the perfect appliance for the job.  It’s so fast and easy to clean – highly recommended.

Ingredients

  • 6 Fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 1/2 Scoops of protein powder
  • 1/4 Cup cranberry juice

Method

  1. Toss all ingredients in the magic bullet; blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and add a strawberry for looks.
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  4. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: A smoothie is best enjoyed in the first few minutes after it’s made as it will give the best possible flavor and texture.  If you must make them ahead, you’ll notice that some smoothies begin to separate.  If that happens, simply stir it or put the smoothie back into the blender for a minute to bring it back to its original consistency.

Have a great Monday!  I look forward to sharing with you some interesting recipes that I have planned as well as a slight cry for help later in the week.  I will keep you in suspense for now – see you tomorrow!.

Take care

zesty

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